It snowed today in Seattle. My parents came up to Seattle for a basketball game and stopped to take me to lunch first. When I woke up this morning, it wasn’t snowing at all, but by the time I left my apartment to go meet up with them, it had started.
Now, for parts of the country where is snows a lot (which isn’t very many places this year, thanks global warming) the maybe couple of inches we get once a year or so isn’t a big deal, but this is Seattle, the land of hills and people who freak out at the first sight of a flake of snow (case in point: my Mom who insisted that my father pack a shovel in the truck to “dig out” after the game). Now, I am not such a fan of the snow, but since it was kind enough to make an appearance on a 3 day weekend where I had nothing to do, I took the opportunity to finally make something out of Vegan Pie in the Sky by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.
As I flipped through the pages, I hit page 84 and was struck by the description that said it was perfect for the first snowfall of the season. Well, who can argue with that? I modified a bit, as always, by not measuring the amount of blueberries I put in (2 bags seemed sufficient, it was overly sufficient, I will try less next time) and didn’t put in fresh lemon juice (bottled worked) and I didn’t have a lemon to zest, so I skipped that too (since another trip to the store in the blizzard was out of the question, heh).
It turned out really well. In fact, it is half gone, so I would call it a success. I will be making this one again, and trying out different fruit combinations in addition to blueberry.